Brewed by Rhymney
Style: Bitter
Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask, Occasional;
This full-bodied, premium bitter is a deep brown colour, with its pleasing, fruity aroma and rich, malty fl avour excellently balanced by a smooth citrus character in the fi nish. Hops used: Cascade, Goldings

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Cask @ The Willow Walk. The pours medium brown with a creamy white head. Attractive! The nose is gritty root, tree bark. Mild toasted grain and compost pile earthy flavors. The taste is light caramel, bitter leaf and more toasted tobacco. A bit harsh and astringent on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, this isn’t drinking on peak form. It’s a shame, as I get the impression that this could be a really nice beer. In its current presentation, it’s merely adequate.

Beese (3262) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Cask at The Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford on 6 Nov 2012. Poured a hazy copper, with a scummy white head. Aroma was light; some malt, sugary water and spruce. Caramel sweetness in the flavour, with dried fruit and grass. Finish was corn, some herbal and estery notes.

downender (8928) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Cask-conditioned at the Commercial Rooms, Bristol, November 2012. Medium brown in colour with an-off white head. Sweet, cereal malts, with some caramel, berry fruits and moderately bitter finish. Ok.

Finn (8256) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Crosse Keys, Bank 5 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Mørk gyldenbrun. Litt skum. Svak fruktaroma. Vassen smak. Antydning til plommer men svak på det meste.

ManVsBeer (10972) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Golden ale with a malty toffee nose, but more caramel extracts in its taste.

Rune (13647) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
One-half pint, festival cask ale at JDWs Crosse Keys. Bubbly layer at the top of a near-clear, amber body. Spiced fruity nose. Lemony hops in flavour supported by mild spices. Dried fruit bitter sending. Ok, on par with the style (London, 05.11.2012).

Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask at JDW. This emerges as a bright copper with a good head. Malty and surprisingly thick, this has some nice toffee flavours and hints of fruit around the edges, but doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression. It’s decent but just too staid.

DruncanVeasey (8326) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Cask handpull, The Felix, Nuneaton, 17/11/12. Smear of chocolate and aniseed on digestive biscuit. Abrasive bitter linger. Mid-brown, slicked copper. Weak Allsorts and aniseed aroma. Not great.

stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2012
Cask @ Standing Order, Edinburgh 141112

Amber, clear, thin bubbly film

Aroma - soft fruity caramel malts, little on the nose

Taste - soft caramel malts, a little fruity, watery simple beer

Palate - thin body, quite watery. Finish - dryish and bitter

Overall - Average watery Spoons beer

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
From cask at Standing Order. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, light toasted malt. Toasted malty, light grassy to vague herbal. Bitter, dry and toasted finish.

omhper (25811) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
Cask at Bridge House, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Copper colour, small head. Fruity nose with indeterminate spices. Light-medioum bodied with well rounded mouthfeel. Slight citrus, more unusual spicyness. Low-medium bitterness.

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